Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or ACT/SAT 

In order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at Illinois Wesleyan University prospective teacher candidates must have a test score report on file with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) verifying that  the four subareas of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)  have been passed  or  minimum ACT plus Writing or SAT scores have been met. 

The ISBE logs test score reports and licensure information in unique Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) accounts. Create an ELIS account before submitting test scores (instructions below).

 Create an Educator Licensure Information (ELIS) Account 

Creating an ELIS account on the ISBE website is a two-step process. On the ISBE website:

  1. First create an IWAS account
    1. Use your home address and iwu email address
  2. "Continue" through the IWAS wizard to create your ELIS account; use the login and password you created in IWAS
  3. Make a note of your Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN)
  4. Check your ELIS account after 60 days to see if your scores are posted

ELIS User Guide

If you are taking the TAP

  1. Register and take the TAP
  2. Send your TAP score report to your ELIS account with the ISBE at time of test administration

 If you are submitting ACT or SAT scores to your ELIS account in lieu of TAP

1. Confirm that your ACT or SAT score report meets the following requirements. Both parts of the exam must have been administered in one sitting on the same date.

  • ACT Plus Writing exams taken before September, 2015:
    • Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum of 19 Combined English/Writing
  • ACT and Writing exams taken after September, 2015:
    • Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum of 16 Writing 
  • SAT and Writing exams taken before March 5, 2016:
    • Composite score of 1030 (critical reading + mathematics = 1030 or higher) + min 450 Writing
  • SAT and Writing exams taken after March 5, 2016:
    • Composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language test

2. Send score reports to your ELIS account with the ISBE.

  1. ACT
    • Access the ACT website and choose code 3001 to have your score report sent the ISBE directly from ACT;  or
    • Call 319-337-1313 and request your score report be mailed to the ISBE at the address below
    • Submit a copy of your receipt to CLA 345
  2. SAT
    • Access the SAT website and choose code 6773 to have your score report sent to the ISBE directly from SAT; or
    • Call the College Board at 866-756-7346 to request that your SAT score report be mailed to the ISBE at the address below
    • Submit a copy of your receipt to CLA 345
Illinois State Board of Education
Division of Educator Licensure
100 N. First St., S-306
Springfield, IL 62777

 

 If you are taking the TAP or retaking the ACT/SAT

If your ACT/SAT test scores cannot be reported to ISBE in lieu of TAP, you must either (by December sophomore year):

  1. Register for and pass the Test of Academic Proficiencyor
  2. Retake the ACT Plus Writing or SAT and earn the required composite scores.

*Choose to have your score report sent to the ISBE at time of test administration

 

Updated January, 2016.